Traffic signs and signals are intended to not only control the flow of traffic, but are also meant to protect and keep commuters safe. When a driver is attentive to signs and signals and adheres to the laws for driving in Wisconsin, the roads are safer for everyone. However, when a driver fails to acknowledge stop signs or traffic lights, he or she increases his or her chance of being involved in a car accident.
Recently, three members of a family were injured after being struck by a semi truck. According to reports, the truck collided with the car in an intersection. Although the crash remains under investigation, preliminary reports suggest that the driver of the 18-wheeler, who was hauling cattle at the time of the accident, struck the vehicle after failing to stop at a stop sign.
The 35-year-old female driver of the car, along with her two small children, were reportedly injured in the accident and transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. The truck driver did not suffer any injuries in the accident. As the local authorities are still investigating the collision, no reports have been made as to why the truck driver failed to stop.
Wisconsin residents who have been injured in a car accident that was caused by negligence may be awarded compensation for their injuries. Therefore, pending the conclusion of the investigation, if the evidence suggests that the accident was the result of negligent driving, the car accident victims may elect to file personal injury claims. If the evidence supports the case, the responsible party may be held financially accountable for the pain and suffering caused by the incident.
Source: twincities.com, "Wisconsin: Family of 3 injured in Eau Galle semi-car crash", Will Ashenmacher, May 24, 2014